Board of Governors

Board of Governors meeting

The Board of Governors oversees the government, conduct, management and control of the University and its property, revenues, expenditures, business and affairs, subject only to those duties specifically assigned to the Senate, the President and the Chancellor. By operation of the Act and the by-laws, there are 30 governors; two members of Senate, two students, two members of the full-time non-academic staff and 24 external members of which two are appointed by the Council of York University Alumni.

The Board of Governors conducts its business through committees that bring recommendations to the full Board at regularly scheduled meetings. Board committees' mandates collectively address the University’s property, revenues, expenditures, employees, business and affairs, as well as the workings of the Board of Governors itself.

Current membership, terms of reference and reports to the Board are available for each committee.


Regular meetings of the Board of Governors are held five times per year.